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Ruben Felgaer
Number of games in database: 491
Years covered: 1999 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2555 (2562 rapid, 2532 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2624

Overall record: +172 -112 =180 (56.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 27 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (107) 
    B43 B40 B91 B23 B92
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C65 C91 C67 C78 C63
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B18 B11 B10 B17 B12
 French Defense (31) 
    C11 C19 C12 C10 C03
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B91 B92 B90
 Sicilian Kan (18) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (93) 
    B30 B33 B32 B43 B36
 Slav (56) 
    D10 D12 D17 D19 D14
 Sicilian Dragon (22) 
    B36 B77 B35 B78 B72
 King's Indian (15) 
    E91 E62 E94 E90 E80
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 A41 D00 A45 A50
 Reti System (14) 
    A04 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Felgaer vs Kaidanov, 2005 1-0
   D Flores vs R Felgaer, 2008 0-1
   R Felgaer vs Harikrishna, 2005 1-0
   R Hungaski vs R Felgaer, 2005 0-1
   A Ivanov vs R Felgaer, 2005 0-1
   R Felgaer vs Karpov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   R Felgaer vs P Michalik, 2012 1-0
   R Felgaer vs S Mareco, 2012 1-0
   R Felgaer vs H Danielsen, 2012 1-0
   R Felgaer vs J Houska, 2007 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A) (2004)
   Argentine Championship (2008)
   II Copa ENTEL (2005)
   Buenos Aires Masters (2012)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Capablanca Memorial Elite (2004)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

   Wei Yi vs R Felgaer (Feb-05-15) 1-0
   R Felgaer vs Motylev (Feb-03-15) 1-0
   R Bellin vs R Felgaer (Feb-03-15) 0-1
   R Felgaer vs S Kuipers (Feb-02-15) 1/2-1/2
   P Carlsson vs R Felgaer (Feb-01-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-04-1981, 36 years old) Argentina

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Grandmaster Felgaer was coach/captain of the 2012 Olympiad team for Argentina, and Argentine champion in 2001, 2007, 2008 and 2010. He qualified for both the World Cup (2011) and World Cup (2013) from the zonals and performed above expectations on each occasion by reaching the 2nd round, after defeating higher rated opponents in the 1st round (Vladimir Malakhov in 2011, and Alexander Riazantsev in 2013). In the World Cup 2011 he drew Ukranian prodigy Yaroslav Zherebukh in the 2nd round classical games mini-match, but lost in the 25 minute rapid game tiebreker. In the World Cup 2013 he lost to Ukrainian GM Alexander Areshchenko in the 2nd round.

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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 491  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Felgaer vs F Braga 0-128 1999 3, XXX op Mar del Plata ARG (10s)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. G Hernandez Guerrero vs R Felgaer  1-028 1999 XXX Mar del Plata InternationalB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
3. R Felgaer vs Aronian  1-037 2000 Wch U20B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. R Felgaer vs A Rodriguez Vila  ½-½30 2000 Najdorf mem Great finB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
5. A Rodriguez Vila vs R Felgaer  1-024 2000 Najdorf mem Great finB20 Sicilian
6. R Felgaer vs S Halkias  ½-½35 2000 World JuniorB33 Sicilian
7. Jakovenko vs R Felgaer ½-½53 2000 World JuniorB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. R Felgaer vs J F Pierrot  1-025 2000 ARG-chC51 Evans Gambit
9. A Giaccio vs R Felgaer  0-146 2000 Argentine Chess ChampionshipsB50 Sicilian
10. R Felgaer vs Larsen 1-023 2000 Jose Rubinstein opB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. M Turov vs R Felgaer  1-041 2001 Linares Anibal op 8thB30 Sicilian
12. R Felgaer vs V Yandemirov 1-024 2001 Anibal OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
13. R Felgaer vs F Dominguez Garcia  1-019 2001 IV OpenB01 Scandinavian
14. A Garcia Gallego vs R Felgaer  0-136 2001 IV OpenB33 Sicilian
15. R Felgaer vs E Biedma Martin  1-041 2001 IV OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
16. E Gleizerov vs R Felgaer  1-038 2001 IV OpenA50 Queen's Pawn Game
17. R Felgaer vs J Molina  1-035 2001 IV OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. R Felgaer vs O Korneev  0-139 2001 IV OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. R Willmoth vs R Felgaer  0-164 2001 IV OpenB72 Sicilian, Dragon
20. L Moreda vs R Felgaer  ½-½11 2001 IV OpenB50 Sicilian
21. R Felgaer vs P Martinez Rodriguez  1-054 2001 IV OpenB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
22. R Felgaer vs Jose C Buohzerio  1-038 2001 32nd OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
23. R Felgaer vs M Loiterstein  1-037 2001 32nd OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. A Giaccio vs R Felgaer  1-037 2001 32nd OpenB32 Sicilian
25. R Felgaer vs V Palermo  ½-½35 2001 32nd OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 491  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-29-04  ConLaMismaMano: GM Ruben Felgaer (2572 Elo), number 1 player in Argentina, 22 years old, very promissing future, in the recent Aeroflot Open, almost beated Smirin in a very difficult endgame. Finished the tournament with 5.5/9, and a few years ago won the Polotikin Cup, which gave him his last GM norm.
Oct-18-04  percyblakeney: Won against Nisipeanu in the Olympiad today, helping Argentina to an impressive win against Romania.
Oct-18-04  dafish298: this guy lost to vallejo in the 2nd round of the olympiad
Oct-18-04  molinov: I really was impressed when my countryman beat Nisipeanu and Soppe defeated a guy more than a 100 Elo points higher. Felgaer missed 23.Nb1 which would have given him an easy win. He played the ending very well under time pressure.
Apr-02-05  ConLaMismaMano: Today Felgaer had a great victory against Rustemov at Dos Hermanas.
Apr-04-05  azaris: Currently playing Evans Gambit against Harikrishna.
Apr-04-05  azaris: I see Harikrishna is about to succumb to a dubious refuted gambit that's never seen at GM level.
Apr-04-05  Ziggurat: Well, Kasparov did use the Evans Gambit to defeat Anand, amongst others (Kasparov vs Anand, 1995).
Apr-04-05  ConLaMismaMano: How about 22.Bf4 followed by Rad1? Or maybe doubling the rooks?
Apr-04-05  iron maiden: Harikrishna is just about done for. Good to see the Evans in a top-level tournament.
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  acirce: Felgaer's birthday today,
Apr-04-05  ConLaMismaMano: Felgaer came to Dos Hermanas full of surprises and most of all with no fear as he recently stated to an argentinean newspaper; he has no pressure and wants to learn from the best.
Apr-04-05  ConLaMismaMano: Happy birthday Ruben!
Apr-04-05  ConLaMismaMano: And it's 1-0, this must be one of his most precious victories next to the one against Nisipeanu at the recent olympiad.
Apr-04-05  falso contacto: well done. great victory against harikrishna.
Jul-09-05  falso contacto: first argentinian to go 2600+
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  Robin01: The player of the day should at least have a bio.
Nov-28-05  alexandrovm: this guy won today a great game in the lines of the Ruy Lopez, berlin wall variation. Such a great game he played, that made him pass to the next step of the FIDE cup. Him, and Vescovi are the only players left of the south american continent, and only after round one.
Nov-28-05  ConLaMismaMano: You forgot Leitao, he's going to play the tiebreak against Jakovenko.
Nov-28-05  alexandrovm: <ConLaMismaMano: You forgot Leitao, he's going to play the tiebreak against Jakovenko.> thanks, that counts only 3, 2 brazilians and 1 argentinian.
Nov-28-05  ConLaMismaMano: Plus other 3 spanish speaking GMs from a total of 13; Bruzon (Kabanov), Vallejo Pons (Shilong Li) and Arencibia (Smirin) will all play the tiebreaks too.
Nov-28-05  who: <falso contacto: first argentinian to go 2600+> What about Miguel Najdorf?
Nov-28-05  alexandrovm: the great game he played today is not yet in the database. He had some fair results this year and for some time I thougt he wasn't up to the task, he played a player who is almost as strong as he is (ELO points), let's see what happens the day after tomorrow.
Dec-11-05  falso contacto: who:<falso contacto: first argentinian to go 2600+> What about Miguel Najdorf?

najdorf was already a strong player when he came to argentina. fide rating system did not exist when najdorf was on the elite.

i was comparing felgaer to campora, spangenberg, zarnicki, ricardi.

Feb-02-06  BIDMONFA: Ruben Felgaer

Argentina Championship - Champion 2001
Sub-Champion 2000, 2004
Champion - "Open Internacional de Sort" 2005

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